Published: Aug 10, 2016
Last Updated: Nov 16, 2023
The beautiful city of Skagway, Alaska has a little something for everyone. From train tours exploring the rich history of the town dating back to the Gold Rush to outdoor activities exploring Skagway's glaciers and nearby towns - we have a vareity of tours to offer you! Below are our top 5:
1. White Pass Summit Train Excursion - 3.5 hours, $125 per adult
Relax in vintage passenger coaches as you retrace the original route to the White Pass summit - an 2,865-foot elevation climb! Your ride will be fully narrated as you enjoy a breathtaking panorama of mountains, glaciers, gorges, waterfalls, tunnels, trestles, and historic sites along the White Pass Railroad. See the original Klondike Trail of 1898 worn into the rocks, a permanent tribute to the thousands of souls who passed this way in search of fortune.
2. Dogsled & Glacier Flightseeing Helicopter Tour - 2 hours, $529 per person
Whether it's the thrill of driving a sled, playing with puppies, flying through breathtaking scenery, or getting to be a part of the largest sub-arctic dog camp operation in the world - this excursion is for you! You’ll soar over stunning glaciers and snowfields before landing at the dog camp situated on the Denver Glacier. A truly authentic Alaskan adventure, this outing enables you to meet the professional mushers and their friendly dogs that have made the Iditarod Dog Race famous!
3. Glacier Point Wilderness Safari - 6.5 hours, $219 per person
Your adventure begins with a 40-minute journey aboard one of our boats designed to provide an intimate viewing experience; keep a lookout for whales, seals, and cascading waterfalls while your Naturalist guide tells you more about the area. Upon arrival at Glacier Point beach, you will have a short, adventurous drive across the forested glacial moraines to our base camp. After a quarter mile walk, the forest opens to reveal a breathtaking view of the Davidson Glacier and pristine lake below. Here you will board a 31-foot voyager canoe for a trip around the lake to view the glacier and enjoy the incredible Alaskan wilderness.
4. Skagway River Float - 2.5 hours, per adult
Enjoy a relaxing float down the relaxing float down the Taiya River as you watch for bald eagles, otters, and other wildlife as you float along!
5. City & Summit Tour - 2.5 hours, $47 per adult
You’ll drive up the Klondike Highway, which parallels much of the Gold Rush Trail of 1898 where stampeders struggled to climb, carrying their goods during winter snows. Along the scenic route are many famous historical stops. At the US/Canadian border, have a photo opportunity with the Welcome to Alaska sign! Our return trip takes us to the Skagway Scenic Overlook, which offers a panoramic view of the town, harbor and cruise ships. Your guide will bring the Gold Rush to life with many stories of the history of the era, featuring our infamous outlaw, Soapy Smith!
We have even more things to do in Skagway. Check out our list for the top 10.